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by Beckster
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just found out I have cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Just found out I have cancer

I agree....TAKE A DEEP BREATH!! Your mind right know is trying to comprehend what happened. Once you get all your information, you will be able to make decisions. When I woke up from my first routine screening, I was told b my GI that he found a cancerous lesion. :shock: Before I left, he gave me pa...
by Beckster
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Testing on Tuesday
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Testing on Tuesday

I am due for my 6 month scans in 3 weeks....already starting to get nervous. Like you, everyone thinks that I was "cured" after chemo and life goes back to normal. Just what I need...scans less than 10 days before Christmas!
by Beckster
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tom marsilje
Replies: 35
Views: 1204

Re: Tom marsilje

just saw it on facebook.....so sad. He was such an inspiration to many.
by Beckster
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Four years.
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Four years.

WOW!!! Awesome news....keep it up! I have 3 years to catch up.
by Beckster
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA
Replies: 107
Views: 7016

Re: GOOD NEWS ON BEANSMAMA

Good morning everyone, BeansMama checking in again. Still doing iv fluids through my picc line every other day. Resting as much as i can. Right now I'm sitting with our full blooded chihuahua on my lap, she's hiding under my robe. It's a chilly morning so we are keeping each other warm and toasty. ...
by Beckster
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 349
Views: 14386

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

My kids and grandkids made me a countDOWN calendar. Instead of the number going up each time, the number goes down. After the pump comes off, I change the number to one less. Down to 3 :D I was tired after my first session also. I think it was more the stress and sleeplessness prior. I haven't had ...
by Beckster
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 349
Views: 14386

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Chemo 1 done. I'm proud of myself. But the thought of 11 more is daunting. The day after disconnect I was very sleepy and this headache/fog thing. I feel like I'm being preventative and proactive but I get depressed just thinking that this is a long road and it guarantees nothing. I guess these fee...
by Beckster
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T1 rectal cancer and LVI
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: T1 rectal cancer and LVI

Hello, My husband had a hemorrhoid removed via local excision (LE) three weeks ago. We were surprised to find out that there was a tumor along side the hemorrhoid. The tumor was T1, CT and MRI indicate no evidence of cancer anywhere in the body, low-grade, well-differentiated to moderately differen...
by Beckster
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thought this be worth reading.... Sugars link to cancer
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Thought this be worth reading.... Sugars link to cancer

I was reading this article and thought it might be worth sharing. I have heard of this before, but never made the connection.

http://www.toyourhealth.com/mpacms/tyh/ ... hp?id=2446
by Beckster
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here...At a Crossroad
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: New here...At a Crossroad

"get to MD Anderson and get your tumor tested for MSI status" I would imagine that that was already done. Janis is a patient at MD Anderson. Wouldn't such a big cancer center test MSI as a matter of course? Janis -- sending positive thoughts your way. I am also going to MD Anderson in NJ....
by Beckster
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 349
Views: 14386

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Happy to hear that everything went well yesterday! You got this!

Beckster
by Beckster
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda-induced diarrhea
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Xeloda-induced diarrhea

My husband started Xeloda two weeks ago. Two weeks on then one week off. Toward the end of the first two weeks, he started getting diarrhea 3-4 times a day. It really exhausted him. The pharmacist told him to take Imodium. Has anyone successfully treated Xeloda-induced diarrhea with anything natura...
by Beckster
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Peritoneal mets. New, local treatment: PIPAC (Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy)
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Peritoneal mets. New, local treatment: PIPAC (Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy)

I was thinking more in the EPIC part --and that maybe they would take the risk of CRS, surgery, which is always good. And what about an immunotherapy trial? --see my signature-- One of the reasons I'm going to Philly is for a second opinion. My current oncologist said I wouldn't be eligible for a t...
by Beckster
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Thoughts on chemo for stage II patients?
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Thoughts on chemo for stage II patients?

My only regret in life is that I didn't have chemo following my resection. I don't dwell on it but I am fighting for my life 3 years later. I would highly suggest doing some form of chemo. Robino1 I am happy that your chemo is working. If I may ask...what stage 2 cancer were you diagnosed with...2A...
by Beckster
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long after colon resection did you feel back to normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: How long after colon resection did you feel back to normal?

kc1948 wrote:How long after your colon resection did your digestion get back to normal?



Yes, up to one year.

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